Recently you may have seen a sight that we haven’t been used to in the last year, mass gatherings with no social distancing or masks. There have been nine Government planned events in the last couple of months which have acted as a trial for how mass events will resume this summer.
People who attended these trials had to show a negative lateral flow result before entering and had to take PCR tests before and after. Of the 60,000 people who attended the events like the Brit Awards, FA Cup Final, or the music event in Liverpool, only fifteen contracted Covid-19.
The Government today confirmed to Sky News that only 15 coronavirus cases had been recorder out of around 58,000 people, adding that that this figure is “in line with the broader population”.
It has also been released that these events are no more harmful than “going shopping”, giving all the ravers and sport fans hope that this summer will go ahead as normal. A government spokesman said: “The aim of our world-leading Events Research Programme is to examine the risk of Covid-19 transmission at large events and explore how crowds can be welcomed back in bigger numbers safely.
“The pilots have been designed in a scientifically controlled way to reduce the risk of transmission for attendees. We are working closely with NHS Test and Trace to ensure everyone can be traced following a positive test.”
We can’t wait to be back on the dancefloor and in the stadiums!
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